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11 killed, several injured as car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia

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11 killed, several injured as car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia

 11 killed, several injured as car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia

A car bomb exploded in front of a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killing at least eleven people and injuring several others in Monday.

The blast occurred in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants. A pro-al-Shabaab website, somalimemo.net cited an unnamed Al-Shabaab official claiming responsibility for the attack.

 11 killed, several injured as car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia

Police officer Ahmed Baashane told journalists the explosion was caused by a car bomb, but it was unclear whether a suicide bomber was involved.

“The latest death toll we have suggests that up to 11 innocent people were killed in the blast, ” he said.

The number of casualties may rise, an official he said.

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A Reuters witness saw one dead person at the scene, where four cars burned and a restaurant was destroyed.

 11 killed, several injured as car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia

 11 killed, several injured as car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia

 11 killed, several injured as car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia

 

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